5 June 2017

INTROSPECTION // BENEVOLENCE







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The world is in a sorry state of affairs lately. And during times like these it sadly breeds contempt. I mean I can understand why one automatically feels anger at the loss and chaos that unfolds through such actions. We are human after all. But it is also imperative that we don't maintain and encourage such fear and negativity as this ultimately plays into the hands of those pursuing disharmony.

What saddens me most during these turbulent times is the dissension within the community. One whose mass is broader than ever coupled with a most boisterous voice thanks to the big world wide web. I feel as though within the past twenty-four hours I've encountered some of the most vile vociferation to date, despite the success of One Love Manchester. Of course such commotions are seemingly targeted to one group, something which I've always felt was most absurd. Fancy being branded a certain way over the actions of a minute few who've simply managed to acquire pedestals and megaphones to get their sentiments heard. It's akin to saying all Catholics and Christians are homophobic because their church and "faith" refuses to acknowledge gay marriage. Ludicrous right! I happen to fall into the above religious faiths myself (though not entirely practicing) and certainly do not share such sentiments. In fact I am a firm advocate for gay marriage.

So why must we pigeon hole another's faith or skin tone because of a select few?

Be excessively repugnant with our words and request the ostracisation of others? How is it that those who seek such things fail to see that such factionalism is exactly what they want. To conquer by dividing; to recruit by hatred. So let us push our own agenda for benevolence because that is our strength. And that is how love will win.
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  1. Agree 100% percent this world could conquer with love not hatred and jealousy. Well written prayer for Manchester and London.

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  2. Great words Sonia, lovely post!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  3. I love how you touched some sensitive and most current affairs that affect most of us.
    One cannot keep on ignoring that the world is so hostile and everyone is expecting everyone to be like them
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  4. Oh Sonia, you just express perfectly what I have in my mind. Actually, I'm so very sick for what is going in the world that Ive lost the words, but we cannot let the fear, the hatred and the anger win..HUgs dear xo

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  5. Beautiful post. We live in a crazy world...

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  6. Amen, Sonia. To be honest, it's always with trepidation every time I turn on the news. I feel like the are parts of the world taking some sort of evil Kool Aid! It's so absurd, as you pointed out, to blame one whole religion for the terrorism going on! Where's the logic in that? It's like saying all Germans are inherently evil because of what Hitler and the Nazis did. It's really too sad:(

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  7. Love how candid and honest this post is! It's so important to be a beacon of light and positivity in dark times like these. Thanks so much for opening up and sharing your thoughts on this!

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  8. Well said Sonia! Indeed these are turbulent and scary times we live in and sadly divisiveness and anger are exactly what those attackers were hoping for. We can only overcome if we learn to see past skin color and religion and realize that we're all in this together.

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  9. Sometimes I hate reading the comments on Twitter after a big news event. The comments can be so vile. The world is in a horrible state. It's truly sad. At this point only GOD can straighten things out.
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  11. beautiful words
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  12. So true and I agree to each of your wise words! Love is always the key <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  13. Such a sad state the world is in..
    and being a Muslim it is disgusting to see these crazy psychopaths who call themselves Muslims but do not know what Islam truly stands for.

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  14. You have written beautiful as always Sonia. It is so sad seeing hate met with hate, just because people are different does not mean it's bad. There is always good in the world but somedays it seems harder to see it than others.


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  15. Beautifully put... every one tends to stereotype people... you are never seen for who you are..
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  16. Well said my dear! It has been such a tumultuous time where xenophobia and intolerance are unfortunately more prevalent since we think. We have to learn to have more patience and kindness for each other, as a start.

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  17. Such an amazing pictures and post!! Well said!
    xx
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  18. This is so beautifully written, and you perfectly expressed my own thoughts. We definitely need more kindness and tolerance towards one another.
    xo
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  19. I totally agree with you. It is important that we stay united and deal with extremism with calm and understanding instead of ostracizing one group.
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  20. Love WINS.

    And digging that Plato quote!

    -Ashley
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  21. beautiful words, tottaly agree!
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  22. I'm with you lady, and this is a lovely read! A few do not represent the whole.

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  24. It is sad to admit it, but I think that Plato's words are still a reality. If everybody was more tolerant, the world would be a better place.

    Jasmine x
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  25. A beautifully written post Sonia...XX, Neha

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  26. Well said! I know right, the world...No, not the world, some people are going crazy! But I believe that there are more good people than the bad ones!


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  29. Wonderful post!
    Have a nice evening!
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  30. Have a wonderful rest of the week!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  31. stunning words !

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  32. Beautiful post and words! We need more peace and love, and less wars. At this moment, the world is crazy... it's a very sad shame :(

    xoxo dear ❤
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  33. i agree with you, gorgeous words my darling
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  34. Well written babe! It's terrifying that people meet hate with more hate, that's not the way for a world of peace and love, Xx

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  35. Thank you for writing such a lovely post, so well written and it resonates with me so deeply. Love will always win in the end as long as we keep working on it and believing in it!

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  36. Well said! There have been so many sad incidents in the past month and it feels so bad that people are focused so much on hate instead of focusing on love and helping out others :(. Have a great day! xx

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  38. Wonderful words... thanks for sharing this =)

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  39. Your is an amazing posts what you say it's true Peace and love forever
    Kisses

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  40. amazing words good people will always over power the bad giving me hope

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  41. I love it so much! Have a great weekend.


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  42. First off, I really love that first quote, it couldn't be more true! You're so right, we're living in troubling times, there's so much hate and envy going on in the world today and as cliche as it may sound, we're in desperate need of love. People everywhere are looking for love and acceptance and we can certainly supply that, if not in our little spheres of influence. Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

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  43. Well said. I feel the same way, why can't we just accept one another the way we are? Love must be our first priority if we want to live in a world that blossoms!
    Have a happy weekend!

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  44. Wise words, Sonia. Love absolutely has to win, over and over again! It's so important to remember this when things seem so sad around the world.

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  46. Love trumps hate always. I often find myself pondering what the world is coming to. But you're right, we cant let hate win, even in the face of despair, we must keep loving. PS: I am a catholic too :D. Hope your weekend is most enjoyable darling.

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  47. Very well said! One of my biggest annoyances is when people make generalizations about groups of people. There are so many people on this planet with different views that you can't just group people together, even if they have similar beliefs. Of course not all Christians are homophobic, not all Muslims are terrorists, etc. I hope one day we can all learn to be less judgmental.

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  48. Love will definitely always win and positivity like you just shared is what going to help us all get through this chaos and hate we've been dealing with lately :)

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  49. It is true that we are living in troubling times and the events that have happened recently have been deeply saddening. It was wonderful to see everyone coming together for One Love Manchester and I completely agree that it is through love that we will overcome hate. x

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  50. I'm 100% with you on this one!

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  51. Great post!

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  52. That is so well said. I agree with you completely.

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  53. Beautiful words, totally agree with you hun...

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  54. Such an inspiring post!
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  55. Great post!
    Have a good day!

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  56. What beautiful thoughts. I really hope this dark time can bring about something positive.

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  57. It's sad what's going on right now... The world isn't getting a better place, unfortunately. We need to understand that we are humans after all and we need to respect each other no matter where you were born, what is your skin colour, etc. I support every single word that you said, S!

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  58. A well-written piece, dear! Let's love life! xoxo

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  59. What a beautiful post,
    very well written and I agree with you in a lot of points.
    It's very nice to read sometimes deep thoughts and feelings!
    Thank you for sharing this with us!
    Have a good week, best greetings,
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  60. Totally agree, we should spread more love instead of hate and violence. Have a lovely day! xx

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  61. I'm feeling so lost in this world lately... humanity isn't here anymore. It's crazy and absurd and I don't know where we'll arrive... thanks god there are people like you.
    With love,
    Dasynka
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  62. The world is indeed a little mental lately. Sigh, it's confusing and sad.
    These are beautiful words, with a heart. I couldn't have said it better.

    Thank you!

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  63. Beautiful words!

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  64. Inspiring post babe!! <3

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  65. I totally agree with your words, world would be nothing with love. Nice thought :)

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  66. I agree with this so much, the world is such a sad place at the moment, all I can keep doing to hope love conquers hate eventually. Such a great post.

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  67. I agree. We must not stereotype a certain religion and offer love rather than hate during these times. Praying for protection over everyone right now.

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  68. We shouldn't stereotype at all. We should learn to accept others as they are, just as we expect to be accepted for who we are. I believe that's the only way we can move forward. Religion or not!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  69. I'm 100% with you girl, this world has been a painful place lately. You summed up my thoughts so perfectly <3

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  70. This is such a powerful post. It's so true that we must all stand strong together and not let the negativity affect us negatively. We should stop the stereotypes and work together instead of letting fear take over and leading to more paranoia and pushing people away.

    Great post. This is all so important.

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  71. Such a thoughtful and well written post. I just wish there are more love than hate in this world :(
    xx

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